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5-SLN expands network in West & North Africa with Sharaf Shipping Agency 14 May 17

5-SLN is pleased to announce that, as a result of a referral from an existing 5-SLN Member, Sharaf Shipping Agency (SSA) of Dubai, UAE has joined our growing and dynamic global network in respect of their following offices in West & North Africa:

Sharaf Shipping Co. Ltd. of Tripoli, Libya^

(Key Contact: Rajiv Menon, Person-in-Charge)

Diamond Shipping Services SARL of Dakar, Senegal

(Key Contact: Mauda Naby NDAW, Person-in-Charge)

Sharaf Shipping Agency SARL of Algiers, Algeria^

(Key Contact: Imad Zerguini, Person-in-Charge)

Sharaf Shipping Agency LDA of Luanda, Angola^

(Key Contact: Arnaldo Santos, Person-in-Charge)

Sharaf Shipping Agency SARL of Cotonou, Benin

(Key Contact: Richard Banon, Person-in-Charge)

Sharaf Shipping Agency of Accra/Tema, Ghana

(Key Contact: K.D.B. Nair, Person-in-Charge)

Diamond Shipping Services SARL of Abidjan, Ivory Coast/Cote D'Ivoire

(Key Contact: Capt. Praveer Khare, Person-in-Charge)

Sharaf Shipping Agency Ltd. of Lagos (inc. Apapa & Ikeja), Nigeria^

(Key Contact: Capt. Sridhar Bala Krishna, Person-in-Charge)

Diamond Shipping Services SARL of Lome, Togo

(Key Contact: Ketevi Akouete, Person-in-Charge)

^ indicates Prepaid Freight Charges only; due to govermental foreign exchange restrictions

These companies are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Sharaf Shipping Agency (SSA) of Dubai UAE.

SSA was founded in 1976 as a Ship Agency its core activity has evolved to include Hub Services, Offshore Supply, Freight Forwarding, Project Cargo, Chartering & Brokering and Logistics & Warehousing Services. SSA has continuously expanded its network of owned offices throughout the Middle East/Africa and, today, employs over 1,000 multinational executives with proven shipping experience. Their website at:

The 5-SLN global network now represents 211 Members with 339 branch offices in 198 cities in 98 countries with 6,763 Staff and 2 Billion USD in Annual Revenues.

Submitted By: Trevor Titley